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  • n. A medical condition in which the red blood cells are globular spheres, rather than having the normal biconvex shape, and are therefore more prone to physical degradation, leading to hemolytic anemia.


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  • I recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time (defined as a clearly delineated period) with my sister and her family, which consists of a husband and a brilliant 5-year-old daughter with spherocytosis and lifelong eating issues (ie, beyond the usual pre-school reluctance to try new foods and a devotion to ritual that would put an ancient Roman high priestess to shame.)

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  • Campbell McMillan, a UNC pediatric hematologist, had identified two little girls in his clinic with an extreme form of hereditary spherocytosis, a disorder of red cell shape causing increased fragility.

    Peter Agre - Autobiography

  • Andy and I continued the spherocytosis studies, establishing that the level of spectrin deficiency correlated with the clinical severity of the disease in new reports published in Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Peter Agre - Autobiography

  • On the other hand, those whose ancestors came to the US via Europe are more vunerable to hereditary spherocytosis, cystic fibrosis, and skin cancer.

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  • They discovered that these deformed cells display less flexibility in their membranes, a finding that could provide insight into mechanics and treatment of diseases that affect RBC shape, such as malaria, sickle-cell disease and spherocytosis. - latest science and technology news stories

  • When Garstecki was just 3 years old, his family learned he had spherocytosis, a rare blood disease.

  • Just as you can post to either this group or to the discussion forums in general diabetes topics to see if anyone in the community has spherocytosis.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

  • Cawley's spleen was removed when she was 19 as a treatment for hereditary spherocytosis, an abnormality of her blood cells. News Updates

  • She was born with a hereditary blood condition called spherocytosis.

    Eye on Britain

  • Three-year-old James, her younger son, is already showing the symptoms of spherocytosis, and will need surgery within the year.

    Eye on Britain


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